Brookside, Runcton, PO20

3 Bed │ 2 Bath │ 2 Rec

Guide Price £785,000 (F)


Simon Smith


Key features

  • A beautiful 1,150 sqft detached cottage
  • Two reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room
  • En suite principal bedroom
  • Stylish replacement aluminium double glazed windows
  • Flint walled garden
  • Insulated flint outbuilding with light and power
  • Off road parking and permission for double carport

Full description

A truly delightful three bedroom detached period cottage nestled in an idyllic semi-rural village setting, just two miles from the historic cathedral city of Chichester. This superbly presented home has been lovingly modernised to provide for today's 21st century living requirements, including underfloor heating and a HIVE heating system yet retains the charm and character of a bygone age.

The well-proportioned accommodation includes a triple aspect sitting room with a newly installed Chesneys log burner, and a separate dining/family room with a feature Inglenook fireplace with a new unused flue ready for a 6kw wood burner. There is a bright twin aspect kitchen/diner fitted in a classic shaker style which includes integrated appliances. A ground floor cloakroom has been ingeniously installed beneath the stairs. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. As you might expect from a home designed for today the principal bedroom has an en-suite shower room.

Outside, the traditional and informal cottage garden is enveloped by well maintained flint walls and is stocked with a variety of roses and perennials. An ideal main home, or weekend retreat, the property also has a most attractive flint and brick outbuilding which has underfloor heating and is insulated, making it a perfect home office/study. There is off road parking for two cars where planning permission has been granted and the footings laid for a double car port.

Chichester District Council - 22/23 Tax Band E £2,471.49



The semi-rural village of Runcton is situated approximately two miles south east of Chichester. Within the village is the popular Walnut Tree public house and restaurant, plus a farm shop on the Lagness/Pagham road. In the nearby village of North Mundham there is a primary school and church. The cathedral city of Chichester offers excellent high street shopping, many fashionable restaurants, cafes and bars, the world class Festival Theatre and a mainline station to London Victoria. Goodwood is located to the north and is famous for its many event days including the world renowned Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival for motor racing enthusiasts and a season of horse racing including the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The area is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, with beautiful walks and cycle tracks over the South Downs. The house is situated with easy reach of the excellent sailing facilities around Chichester Harbour and The Witterings, which provide beaches for bathing, surfing and water sports.

A picture postcard period cottage situated in a mature village setting

Entrance Hall

Sitting Room 15'5 (4.7m) x 12'4 (3.76m)

Family Room 15'5 (4.7m) x 12'3 (3.73m)


Kitchen/Breakfast Room 13'8 (4.17m) x 11'3 (3.43m)

First Floor Landing

Bedroom 1 12'3 (3.73m) x 11' (3.35m)

En-Suite Shower Room

Bedroom 2 11'3 (3.43m) x 7'10 (2.39m)

Bedroom 3 12'9 (3.89m) x 7'5 (2.26m)


Outbuilding 9'11 (3.02m) x 9'7 (2.92m)




Why live in Chichester?

We consider ourselves very lucky to be working in a city that blends so many different architectural styles, from elegant Georgian buildings to contemporary new apartments and waterside properties that overlook the harbour.

In 2013, The Sunday Times listed Chichester as one of the top places to live in the UK with ‘something for everyone’ – and they weren’t wrong. Chichester is a cathedral city, a county town and home to some of the oldest churches and buildings in the country. There are many well-regarded public and state schools in the local area with further and higher education options available from Chichester College, West Dean College and the University of Chichester. Our great schools have always made Chichester very appealing for those looking for the perfect place to raise a family.

Our city centre is a shopper’s paradise and there are great places to eat and drink, from elegant restaurants to cosy cafés and pubs, all set along the city’s four main streets. Chichester Cathedral on West Street dominates the skyline and, on summer afternoons, its grounds are filled with local people enjoying picnics. In the evenings, the Cathedral plays a central part in the city’s nightlife by hosting classical music events.

Chichester has a number of public parks, the Chichester Tennis and Racquets Fitness Club and Westgate Leisure Centre, where you’ll find a large swimming pool and skate park and, if sailing is your thing, Chichester Harbour is a haven for you. There really is so much to do here you’ll be spoilt for choice; spend the day on one of the many local beaches, stretch your legs on the stunning South Downs or catch a show at the Festival Theatre before it moves to a permanent home in London’s West End.

If you’d like to buy, sell or let a property in Chichester, get in touch with your local team and discover the Henry Adams difference for yourself.

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